Spyridon Gianniotis

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Spyridon Gianniotis
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Born (1980-02-19) 19 February 1980 (age 35)
Liverpool, England

Spyridon "Spyros" Gianniotis (Greek: Σπυρίδων "Σπύρος" Γιαννιώτης; born 19 February 1980) is a Greek freestyle swimmer. He won three individual medals at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, and represented his native country at four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2000. In 2011 he became world champion in the 10 km open water at the world championships in Shanghai. Gianniotis, also claimed gold at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona in the men's 10 km open water swimming.

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Gianniotis took the 5th place at the 1500 m freestyle and the 7th place at 400 m freestyle. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London he was 4th at the 10 km marathon swim, missing the bronze medal for only 5 seconds.